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  • Bullies are Everywhere- Kids Can be Cruel even on the Playground

    Bullies are Everywhere- Kids Can be Cruel even on the Playground

    I know as my boys get older, I will smell more sweat, dirty tennis shoes, deodorant and air freshener than I am ready for, but I know it is coming. I know our house will begin to be taken over by sports equipment. It has already begun with the handful of soccer balls, cleats, soccer goals, and a few basketballs, tennis rackets and balls and other outdoor games.

    I am expecting this. I am prepared for my family to move into this phase. I have been preparing for all this boyhood since the day I found out I would have all boys in my house.

    I am used to sibling rivalry and fighting. I have 5 siblings and we had those occasional fights.

    I have seen this rivalry between my 3 boys. But there is usually an adult nearby to referee the confrontation. Either me or my husband or, during family gatherings, an aunt, uncle or grandparent is nearby to give advice, stop the fighting and move things along.